Archive | June 17, 2016

Father’s Day Cakes For Sri Lanka By Kapruka — For 2016.

by Anura Guruge


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Click to ENLARGE and goggle here. Use link below to access Kapruka

Click to access ‘Kapruka.com’.


Only available in Sri Lanka.

I find this kind of amusing.
This is a fairly new holiday in Sri Lanka.
Basically gives expats a chance to reach out.
That is good.
The design of some of the cakes have been puzzled.
Pool and tuxedos are NOT things I typically
associate with Sri Lankan dads living in Sri Lanka.

C’est la vie.

Never mind the thought, these cakes, from what I have heard,
are beyond top notch when it comes to delectability.

Happy Father’s Day 2016.


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Acadia National Park Centennial In July 2016 Three-Years Too Premature!

by Anura Guruge


As I posted here 2-days ago the ‘National Park Service’ (NPS) on their Website has this banner proclaiming ‘Acadia National Park‘, 1916 — 2016, Centennial.

That, however, is a bit of poetic license — and I am sure the NPS knows that Acadia has NOT been a National Park for 100 years — as yet!

On July 8, 1916 the area south of Bar Harbor was established as the Sieur de Monts National Monument. Not a park, but a Monument — as is the case with ‘Canyon de Chelly‘, one of my most favorite places in the world, ever. See below for the distinction between the two.

It only became a park on Wednesday, February 26, 1919.
[Kind of ironic. Though this ‘creation’ would have happened in Washington, D.C., this would have been the dead of winter at the Park per se.]

It was the SAME DAY that the ‘Grand Canyon‘ was also established. So that is special.

But it was NOT called ‘Acadia’ in 1919! That only came to be 10 years later, on January 19, 1929. It was created as ‘Lafayette National Park‘. Here is the NPS brochure to ‘Lafayette National Park’ from 1921.

On page 3 of the brochure you can see this:

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Interesting description of the Park. Doesn’t make it sound that appealing to visit.


Wikipedia sums it all up quite succinctly.

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Click to ENLARGE and read here. Use link above to access Wikipedia entry for the Park.



Distinction between a National Monument and a National Park.

Click each image to ENLARGE and read here.

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What the ‘National Park Service’ says. At: http://www.nps.gov/cong/faqs.htm

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The ‘Sierra Club’ has a ‘better’ description. From: vault.sierraclub.org/planet/199611/nationalpark.asp


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